Family Events & Festivals

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 ConcertsGo to top of List
 
March 31, Sunday
UVA CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS RIVANNA STRING QUARTET
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
Bringing an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community, the UVA Chamber Music Series presents the Rivanna String Quartet. Old Cabell Hall, UVA.  3:30pm.  $Free-$15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3376. 
 
April 6, Saturday
ALABAMA
John Paul Jones Arena.
With special guest The Charlie Daniels Band. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-745-3000. 
 
April 6, Saturday
SEAMUS EGAN PROJECT
The Front Porch.
Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, is touring for the first time ever, bringing along friends and musical guests for the ride, introducing fans to his immense and influential catalog of music and sharing tracks old and new. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $22-$25.  All ages welcome.  Email: booking@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 201-925-4464. 
 
April 6-7, Saturday & Sunday
SESAME STREET LIVE
Altria Theater.
Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the worlds most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. Altria Theater, Richmond.  7pm.  $16-$52.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: 10:30am & 2:30pm Saturday, 10:30am Sunday  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-514-3849. 
 
 ExhibitsGo to top of List
 
March 9-August 23
19TH ANNUAL VSA VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT
VSA Arts of Charlottesville/Albemarle.
This annual show featuring works by dozens of area artists promotes experiences in the arts for individuals with disabilities. Works will be on display and for sale until August 25. Carver Recreation Center.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-953-6286. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Farm & Orchard EventsGo to top of List
 
April 21, Sunday
EASTER WINEMAKER'S BRUNCH
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Celebrate spring and Easter at the winery. This family-friendly event includes a wine-paired lunch followed by activities for the kids on the lawn - this year with a Kite Day theme. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  12:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
LOCAL FARMS & ORCHARDS
Charlottesville-Albemarle has many great outdoor opportunities for families and perennial favorites are berry-picking, pumpkin picking, and springtime farm visits to see baby animals. In our AF Guide to Family Fun you'll find listings for farms and orchards that welcome families. Please be courteous and call ahead to plan your visit--these wonderful places are also home for the farmers. For details, please click this link. 
 
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in November
MORNINGS WITH THE MINIS
Morning Sun Minis.
Spend time interacting with and learning about miniature horses and enjoy an intimate, personalized session. Morning Sun Minis.  Directions: 6946 Louisa Rd.  By appointment.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-272-5267. 
 
 FestivalsGo to top of List
 
April 13, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL RICHMOND BLUEGRASS JAM
Richmond Bluegrass Jam.
Thirty of the region's best bluegrass and Americana bands play on three stages for 12 straight hours at this free, family-friendly event. Proceeds will support the Richmond Fisher House facility, a home away from home for families of veterans and active-duty soldiers recuperating at Richmond's McGuire Veterans Medical Center. Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen.  11am-11pm.  $suggested donation.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@rvabluegrassjam.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 9, Thursday
YOUTH INNOVATION CONFERENCE
Tom Tom Founders Festival.
Students, educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders from across Virginia assemble for this high-energy, student-planned, student-led experiential program. Youth Summit activates and engages high school students to think entrepreneurially. Paramount Theater.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 13, Saturday
EARTH DAY STAUNTON
Earth Day Staunton.
Enjoy hands-on exhibits & activities, native plant sales, free saplings, live native wildlife programs by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, face painting and more. Solar panels, and a solar telescope for viewing our local star, will be on-site. See a live bee hive. Touch a local fish. Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand.  10am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Caroline.  Email: caroline@sunspots.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-0678. 
 
April 14, Sunday
11TH ANNUAL ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION KITE FESTIVAL & DUCK RACE
Rockfish Valley Foundation & Bold Rock Cider.
Annual kite festival sponsored by Rockfish Valley Foundation. Animal exhibits, plants, trails to walk. Free admission. Bold Rock Cidery Field, Nellysford Cidery.  11am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@rockfishvalley.org . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0271. 
 
March 20-April 14
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Washington, D.C..
The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in the nation's capital, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Take a tour, stroll along the mall, ride a Tidal Basin paddle boat, see the parade on April 13! Washington, D.C..  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 8-14, Monday-Sunday
SPRING TOM TOM FOUNDERS FESTIVAL
Tom Tom Foundation.
Nonstop talks, workshops, panels, installations, concerts and parties. The converging disciplines of music, art, design, business, science and technology connect people and new ideas with the resources necessary to impact the future. The festival takes place during Founders Week and Founders Day is a Charlottesville tradition to celebrate Jefferson's birthday. Like the founding polymath, Tom Tom explores the field to fork movement, new discoveries, technology, education, public art and creative expositions. Downtown Mall.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Whitney.  Email: tommy@tomtomfest.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 919-749-3776. 
 
April 12- 14, Friday- Sunday
TOM TOM BLOCK PARTY
Tom Tom Founders Festival.
As part of the Tom Tom Festival, over 60 craft vendors participate in this open-air market and showcase for local and regional creativity, ranging from upcycled furniture, artisanal food goods, to handmade toys, crafts, and original works of fine art. Market Street Park , downtown Charlottesville.  5-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 20, Saturday
NATIONAL JUNIOR RANGER PARK DAY
Shenandoah National Park Service.
A full day of fun activities to celebrate the NPS and get kids of all ages connected to their national park! Shenandoah National Park.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
April 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
PEEK-A-BLOOM WITH PETER RABBIT
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1-4pm). Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn Saturday from 2-3pm. Activities in the Children's Garden include drawing with sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, and making garden hats out of materials such as bags and ribbons. Families can also borrow a basket from the Story Tree - inside the basket is a book, a blanket to spread out on and an activity related to the book. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond.  1-4pm.  $regular admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
February 23- May 4
70TH ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL
City of Charlottesville.
The Dogwood Festival features a carnival, pageant, parade, fireworks, nighttime movies in the park, a dance and more. Throughout Charlottesville.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
Ongoing
SCHOOL FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Many local schools host wonderful special events each year--fairs, festivals, dances, spaghetti suppers and more. Because they are designed by parents for families you can be sure of having a good time and supporting a worthwhile cause. For details, please click this link. 
 
 History ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
April 1, Monday
HOMESCHOOL DAY AT MONTPELIER
Montpelier.
Enjoy a day at Montpelier designed specially for homeschooling families, or any family seeking a fun day out. Montpelier, Orange.  9am-5pm.  $10 adult, $5 kids, ages 6 and under are free.  All ages welcome.  Email: edteam@montpelier.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x402. 
 
April 12, Friday
FOUNDER'S DAY AND JEFFERSON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Monticello.
Monticello will mark the 276th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth with a celebration and ceremony on the West Lawn, featuring a keynote address by the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. Monticello, West Lawn.  9:45-11am.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
April 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
EASTER TRADITIONS
The Frontier Culture Museum.
Bring the family for a fun and educational weekend at the Frontier Culture Museum. Visitors will learn about Easter traditions from England, Germany, and early America. Some of the activities include decorating traditional Easter Eggs, egg hunts, Easter cooking, and games. The Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
Every Month, Third Saturday
TODDLER TIME AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Toddlers and their adult companions will love an adventure in the Griffin Discovery Room for story time, crafts, and special activities - the perfect introduction to the world of Thomas Jefferson! Monticello, Griffin Discovery Room.  9-10am.  $10.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
 Markets & BazaarsGo to top of List
 
March 2- April 10
GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR
Green Valley Book Fair.
Encourage your child to read by expanding his or her home library! Huge selection of children's books at 60%-90% off retail prices on new, over-run or irregular books. 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-385-0099. 
 
April-October, Saturdays
CITY MARKET
City of Charlottesville.
Visit for fresh local produce, plants, and plenty of homemade goodies and crafts. Second and Water Street parking lots.  7am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Late April-October, Tuesdays
FOREST LAKES FARMERS MARKET
Forest Lakes Community Association.
Local produce, plants, meats and eggs, home-baked goods, jams and more. Forest Lakes South.  Directions: Recreation Center parking lot.  4-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Alisa Wildman.  Email: forestlakesmarket@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-531-2733. 
 
 MoviesGo to top of List
 
March 26, Tuesday
SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Parent Council.
Come out for a screening of SCREENAGERS, which explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Western Albemarle High School.  6:30pm.  $Free. 
 
March 27, Sunday
RAISING ARIZONA [PG-13]
The Paramount Theater.
See a Coen Brothers' classic on the big screen. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 youth.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 1, Monday
DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO [G]
The Paramount Theater.
Families can see Disney's Finding Nemo on the big screen. The Paramount Theater.  11am.  $7 youth, $9 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 4, Thursday
DISNEY'S BLACK PANTHER [PG-13]
The Paramount Theater.
Schools out for spring break! Head to the Paramount for special weekday Matinee Movie times. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 youth.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 4, Thursday
DISNEY'S CARS [G]
The Paramount Theater.
School's out for Spring Break! Head to the Paramount for this Monday Movie Matinee. The Paramount Theater.  11am.  $7 adult, $5 youth.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
CVILLE MOVIES
Find out the movie schedule for all of Charlottesville here. For details, please click this link. 
 
Second Tuesdays
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
JMRL-Northside Library.
Bring a blanket and pillow, and settle in for a family-friendly movie. Snacks and juice boxes will be provided. Northside Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
 MuseumsGo to top of List
 
January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3 & May 1, Wednesdays
PICTURES & PAGES WITH GLYNIS WELTE
The Fralin Museum of Art / JMRL.
Start with a book and then go look as you take a visit The Fralin Art Museum to share stories, music, and movement. Then the docents invite the youngest art patrons to explore the Museum. Stories will help enrich the art experience of the current exhibit. Ages 2-4. The Fralin Museum of Art.  10-11am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 4.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
First Friday of every month
FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Explore More Discovery Museum.
Kids can participate in fun activities designed to help them understand how to build a foundation and frame for everything from muscles and bones to house and home. Explore More Discovery Museum.  Directions: 150 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg.  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-8900. 
 
Every Friday
GREAT ARTISTS PROGRAM
Art history comes alive in engaging hands-on presentations and conversations as artists of all ages come together to learn about some of the world’s great artists. Think you can’t create? Pick up the media of the masters and let your creativity run wild. You might just surprise yourself! Amazement Square .  4-5pm.  $Free with admission .  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
Tuesday Mornings
NEW PARENT MEETUP
Virginia Discovery Museum.
New parents are invited to meet others just starting out on this parenting journey and to chat about all things mom and dad. Children under 1 receive free admission. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall (near City Hall).  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Third Fridays
SCIENCE AFTER DARK
Science Museum of Virginia.
Each month offers a quirky and unique theme. Spend a night exploring the exhibits, with custom, all-live astronomy presentations at 6:30pm and 7:15pm in The Dome and a classic movie at 8pm on the largest screen in the state. Science After Dark features hands-on activities and stargazing on the front lawn with the Richmond Astronomical Society. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  5pm.  $10 general public.  Email: info@smv.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Wednesdays
WEGMANS PAY WHAT YOU WISH WEDNESDAY
Wegmans/Virginia Discovery Museum.
Admission to the museum is by donation today. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall (near City Hall).  10am-5pm.  Email: gallerymanager@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Tuesdays
TODDLER TALES
Amazement Square.
Toddler Tales meets each Tuesday to focus on preschool preperation through fun and engaging activities, songs, take-home activities and a themed story time. Amazement Square, The Big Red Barn.  10:30am.  $Free with admission.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
 Nature & Park ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
March 30, Saturday
RUSTIC TRAIL HIKE
Monticello.
Take an informal ramble along one of the park’s many rustic woodland paths to learn about the natural history of the area and enjoy the season’s natural beauty. Route 53 parking area of the Saunders-Monticello Trail.  9:15-11:30am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
April 6, Saturday
HERITAGE DAY
Graves' Mountain Lodge.
Children 12 and under have a specially designated fishing area in front of Graves' Mountain Lodge on the trout-stocked Rose River. There will be exhibits and activities for both adults and children. Craft vendors and food and drink available for purchase will be on-site. Go online to see the complete list of times of activities. Graves' Mountain Lodge.  All day.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
April 14th, Sunday
WILDROCK URBAN TREE-HUGGER WALK
Walkers will start at Washington Park and travel to Market Street Park, stopping at designated trees along the way. Each tree will feature an activity and an opportunity to stamp your passport. Get your passport stamped at every tree and receive free Ben & Jerry's ice cream! The walk ends with Wildrock's Pop-Up Play at the Tom Tom Block Party. All ages welcome. Washington Park.  11am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Carolyn Schuyler.  Email: info@wildrock.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (434)825-8631. 
 
April 20, Saturday
NATIONAL JUNIOR RANGER PARK DAY
Shenandoah National Park Service.
A full day of fun activities to celebrate the NPS and get kids of all ages connected to their national park! Shenandoah National Park.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
April 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
PEEK-A-BLOOM WITH PETER RABBIT
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1-4pm). Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn Saturday from 2-3pm. Activities in the Children's Garden include drawing with sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, and making garden hats out of materials such as bags and ribbons. Families can also borrow a basket from the Story Tree - inside the basket is a book, a blanket to spread out on and an activity related to the book. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond.  1-4pm.  $regular admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
April 1-June 1
A MILLION BLOOMS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Spring arrives with magnificent splendor. See a succession of breathtaking blooms that color the landscape with beauty. Enjoy entertaining activities, exhibits and family events. Play and learn in the Children's Garden, browse the Garden Shop, dine with friends or relax with a good book in a scenic retreat. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
June 1, Saturday
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
Shenandoah National Park Association.
Both new hikers and experienced backpackers are invited to join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day. With over 500 miles of trails, Shenandoah is a paradise for hikers. 9am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
April 12-October 14
BUTTERFLIES LIVE!
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Experience the wonderful world of butterflies. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  $Regular Admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
First Saturdays
BLUE RIDGE YOUNG BIRDERS MONTHLY MEETING
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.
Does your child have an interest in nature or a passion for birds? Come see two club members discuss birding the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The meeting is preceded by a 7:30am bird walk that is fun and informative. The event is open to kids 7-18 and their parents. Education Building of Ivy Creek Foundation.  9:30am, 7:30am bird walk.  $free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 18.  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: info@blueridgeyoungbirders.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
February 1, Friday
FIRST FRIDAYS UNDER THE STARS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Learn about the stars and other celestial objects. Start with a short talk in the education building then after the skies darken, volunteers help point out constellations and nebula. Use the Charlottesville Astronomical Society's telescope or bring your own. Cloudy skies cancel the outdoor portion. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  7:45-9pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: director@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7772. 
 
Second Mondays & Final Thursdays
LITTLE NATURALISTS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Introduce your 3 to 5 year old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Trained guides will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: 1780 Earlysville Road.  10-11am.  $Free.  Contact: Jill Watt.  Email: jillheffwatt@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 717-850-1461. 
 
Third Friday of every month
LIVESKY PLANETARIUM SHOW
Science Museum of Virginia.
Take a guided tour of the current night sky and find out about the latest celestial happenings. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and make requests of your astronomer host. Since the sky is always changing and audience questions and requests vary, each LiveSky show is different. No LiveSky during the month of April. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  6pm.  $5 nonmembers; free for members.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1431. 
 
Saturdays
MORNINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS
Wintergreen Nature Foundation.
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive walk in the woods. Explore the many wonderful aspects of Wintergreen's natural environment. Trillium House.  Directions: Rt. 29S to I-64W to Exit 107 (Crozet, Rte 250). Take 250W to Rte 151S, turn left. Take 151 to Rte 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right at 664.  10am.  $3 members, $5 non-members..  All ages welcome.  Email: info@twnf.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-325-8169. 
 
First and Third Fridays
PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE MCCORMICK OBSERVATORY
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
View celestial objects through the historic 26-inch McCormick Refractor and other smaller telescopes year-round, weather permitting. Tour the Observatory, hear a presentation by an astronomer and see the exhibits. McCormick Observatory.  9-11pm mid March-early November, 7-9pm early November to mid March.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-1885. 
 
Ongoing
STARGAZING 101
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Learn the names and locations of each season's major constellations and bright stars. Learn how to spot planets, use a star map and use binoculars for a closer look at the night sky. Fee and registration required. 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
Third Friday of every month
STARS AND PLANETS
Science Museum of Virginia.
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn as they share their telescopes for a look at the night sky (weather permitting). Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Times vary from month to month.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
First Saturday Monthly
FIRST SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come for an early morning bird walk with Amy Neale of the Monticello Bird Club. Beginners always are welcome, and binoculars are available to share. Meet in the parking lot of Ivy Creek Natural Area to participate. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: 1780 Earlysville Road.  7:30-9am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7772. 
 
 PerformancesGo to top of List
 
April 6, Saturday
SEAMUS EGAN PROJECT
The Front Porch.
Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, is touring for the first time ever, bringing along friends and musical guests for the ride, introducing fans to his immense and influential catalog of music and sharing tracks old and new. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $22-$25.  All ages welcome.  Email: booking@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 201-925-4464. 
 
April 7, Sunday
PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: MURRAY PERAHIA
The Paramount Theater.
The award-winning American pianist, Murray Perahias, readings of great repertoire landmarks by everyone from Bach and Beethoven to Chopin and Liszt offer timeless lessons in sensibility, sophistication, and expressive intensity. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
Sundays
TELL US A TALE RADIO SHOW
University of Virginia's WTJU fm 91.1.
An outstanding radio program of storytelling and music for children hosted by Peter Jones. Peter also works with local school children to produce special programs. 12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-0885. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
Third Thursdays
THURSDAYS AFTER SIX
JMRL- Northside Library.
Bring your chair to the back patio, and enjoy some live music. This is a program for all ages. You can even dance in the parking lot! JMRL- Northside Library.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
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March 16 & 26, Saturday & Tuesday
TOUR THE PARAMOUNT THEATER!
The Paramount Theater.
Enjoy a free historical backstage tour of The Paramount Theater. The Paramount Theater.  11am 3/16, 12pm & 5:30pm 3/26.  $Free.  Contact: The Paramount Theater.  Email: boxoffice@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1933. 
 
March 29, Friday
3RD ANNUAL INCARNATION LENTEN FISH FRY
The Church of the Incarnation / Charlottesville Catholic School.
Buy your tickets before this special community event sells out. Meal includes Alaskan Cod, coleslaw, crab pasta veggie salad, french fries, drink and a dessert of choice. All proceeds benefit The Church of the Incarnation's Youth Ministry and Charlottesville Catholic School. Church of the Incarnation.  Directions: 1465 Incarnation Drive.  5-7pm.  $12/person, ages 5 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 30, Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ENGINEERING DAY AT UVA
Society of Women Engineers/UVA.
Register for an afternoon of activities with the Society of Women Engineers at UVA. Designed to give high school girls a comprehensive look at engineering through hands-on demos, a design activity, a professional panel, lab tours and an overnight stay with current engineering students. Geared towards high school juniors, this program helps students decide if they want to pursue STEM in the future. Applications are due by March 4th, 2019. UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Directions: Meets at Mechanical Engineering building.  $8.  Email: uvaswehsv@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 6, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL BOW-WOW-WALK
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
A K-9 2.5K to support the animals and life-saving programs of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The walk will begin at IX Art Park and winds through Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall neighborhood before returning to IX Art Park for a post-walk festival sure to wow the doggie friends. The festival will feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competition, treats for humans and pups, and a pack of animal-friendly sponsors. IX Art Park.  8:30am-12:30pm.  $35 Adult Walkers.  Contact: Ryan Willis.  Email: rwillis@caspca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-5959. 
 
April 10, Wednesday
DOMINION ENERGY FAMILY EASTER
Maymont.
The whole family will enjoy exciting games and activities, visits with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment, food trucks and more! Carriage House Lawn.  10am-3pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 11, Thursday
HIGHLAND HONEY AND MEAD TASTING
James Monroe's Highland.
Guests at this family-friendly event will have a chance to speak with our volunteer beekeepers, sample honey from Highland and around the world, and enjoy music by artists from The Front Porch Roots Music School. In addition to honey sampling, Hilltop Berry Farm & Winery and Black Heath Meadery, and Skjald Meadworks will be offering tastings of their Virginia-made mead. These fine meaderies will also have their craft brews available to purchase. Advance registration is suggested. James Monroe's Highland.  5:30-7:30pm.  $5, under 6 free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@highlandsgolfpark.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 13, Saturday
2ND ANNUAL SPRING KICKOFF
Oakland School / Christians Purpose.
The 2nd annual Spring Kickoff is will have a silent auction, bounce houses, games, 5,000 egg hunt, food, and more. All proceeds benefit Christian's Purpose Funeral Relief Fund providing funeral relief for newborns and children that pass due to illness or accident. Oakland School, Troy.  10am-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 13, Saturday
EGGFEST 2019
Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene .
Bring your children, bring a basket, and come out for an egg-cellent spring event! We will have egg hunts, games, and more. Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene .  10am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Julie Harris .  Email: julrayhar@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-5537. 
 
April 13, Saturday
IRON CHEF COMPETITION
Tom Tom Festival / Cavalier Produce.
Charlottesville's top chefs will create their interpretation of Charlottesville's Signature Dish featuring local ingredients with only a $60 budget, 10 minutes to shop for ingredients in the farmers market, and 30 minutes to cook before presenting their dishes to a panel of judges. Charlottesville City Market.  10am.  $Free.  Email: tommy@tomtomfest.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 14, Sunday
EASTER EGG HUNT
Mount Ida Reserve.
Hunting for treat-stuffed eggs in the Tasting Room and on the Taphouse lawn. There will be three separate egg hunts for toddlers, little kids and the big kids. Picnic with your family on the lawn after the hunt with pre-order boxed lunches or reserve a table for lunch. Ticket price includes one digital keepsake photo from their photographer, an Easter sugar cookie and lemonade for the kids. Enjoy a petting zoo and explore big farm trucks. Please, no coolers or outside food. Mount Ida Reserve.  Directions: 5931 Blenheim Road.  11am-2pm.  $10-$35.  Recommended for ages 0 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-286-4282. 
 
April 20, Saturday
EASTER EGG HUNT
Horton Vineyards.
An afternoon of family fun. Arts and Crafts stations will be available starting at Noon and then the Easter Egg Hunt begins at 1pm. Fun items and candy for the kids will be found in the eggs that have been hidden all around the winery and vineyard. GoodWaffles&Co. will be on site with bubble waffles. Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville.  12-1:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7440. 
 
April 20, Saturday
EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT STONEFIELD
The Shops at Stonefield / CharlottesvilleFamily.
Enjoy a family-friendly Easter celebration featuring an Easter egg hunt, portraits with the Easter Bunny, train rides, face painting, photo booth, and a petting zoo. The Shops at Stonefield.  11am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 20, Saturday
UVA'S WORLD VOICE DAY CONCERT
UVA Dept of Otolaryngology--Head/Neck Surgery, Curry School of Education.
The featured performer is local singer-songwriter Erin Lunsford, with special guests including Adar, as well as Heather Hightower and Christina Fleming from The Center for Vocal Study, and more. This event if free and open to the public. The Front Porch.  7-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Joanna Lott.  Email: jlott@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Sunday
EASTER WINEMAKER'S BRUNCH
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Celebrate spring and Easter at the winery. This family-friendly event includes a wine-paired lunch followed by activities for the kids on the lawn - this year with a Kite Day theme. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  12:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
October-May, Saturdays
ROLLER SKATING
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation.
Greenwood Community Center is open every Saturday night for roller skating under the Disco ball. Greenwood Community Center, Crozet.  Directions: 865 Greenwood Rd.  6-9pm.  $skate rental $3, bring your own skates $2, entrance fee for non-skaters $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5844. 
 
January 26-July 27, Fourth Saturdays every other month
FAFSA SUPER SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
PVCC.
Need help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid form? PVCC can help. Students and parents should bring copies of tax returns, wage statements and records of all sources of income. Before attending, students and parents should also create an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. PVCC Main Building, Room M154.  9am-12pm.  $Free and open to the public.  Email: finaid@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link. 
 
December 9, Sunday
SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS AT PHARSALIA
Pharsalia.
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a day of stories, crafts and Christmas cheer. Professional photos with Santa and snacks are included. Pharsalia, Tyro.  Directions: 2333 Pharsalia Rd.  1-5pm.  $40 first child per family, $10 each additional.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@pharsaliaevents.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-277-5231. 
 
Second Fridays
$1 FAMILY NIGHT
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Come out for the $1 per person event every second Friday of the month at the Downtown location of the Children's Museum of Richmond. Starts June 8, 2018. CMoR Downtown.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7062. 
 
First Thursdays
BLUE RIDGE IRISH MUSIC SCHOOL OPEN SESSIONS
Blue Ridge Irish Music School.
Slower, beginning musicians can play together at 6pm followed by intermediate-advanced, faster musicians at 7pm. Listeners and players are welcome. C'ville Coffee.  6-8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: cvillesession@brimstunes.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-409-9631. 
 
First Saturdays
COMMUNITY BREAKFASTS
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Volunteers from the community serve up breakfast at a great price. A wonderful way to meet your neighbors. Rockfish Valley Community Center.  Directions: 190 Rockfish Lane, Afton.  8:30-10:30am.  All ages welcome.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
Thursday Afternoons
DISCOVERY CLUB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Each week holds a new discovery as you explore art, science, cultures and animals through crafts, experiments, games and more. Ages 4-8. Virginia Discovery Museum, Downtown Mall.  4-4:30pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: education@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Thursdays
HOO-VILLE COMMUNITY FUN RUNS
Come enjoy these new, weekly fun runs across UVA grounds. Join staff, faculty, students and other community members while getting active. All levels and abilities welcome. Runs range from 2 to 5 miles. Walkers also welcome! Ragged Mountain Running shop, The Corner.  5:30-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: askhr@virginia.edu. For more info call: 982-0123. 
 
Every Second Monday
KID LIT
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Kids 2 and up enjoy a STEAM-related story every second Monday, then extend learning with a corresponding hands-on art craft, science experiment, or building challenge. Virginia Discovery Museum.  10:30am.  Email: vol@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
Saturdays
LIVING LAB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Researchers from the Child Development Laboratories at UVA meet each Saturday afternoon with families and discuss their research while children engage in games and activities as part of current and ongoing studies. Virginia Discovery Museum, Downtown Mall.  1-3pm.  $Free with admission.  Email: education@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in November
MORNINGS WITH THE MINIS
Morning Sun Minis.
Spend time interacting with and learning about miniature horses and enjoy an intimate, personalized session. Morning Sun Minis.  Directions: 6946 Louisa Rd.  By appointment.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-272-5267. 
 
Fridays & Sundays
PINBALL AT PAUL'S PINBALL PALACE
Pinball Palace.
Come out and play unlimited pinball on machines dating all the way back to 1947. The Glass Building.  7-11pm Fridays, 1-6pm Sundays.  $10 for unlimited play. 
 
Fridays & Sundays
ROLLER SKATING AT CARVER RECREATION CENTER
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Roller skating has returned to Carver Recreation Center. This free event occurs Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Skates are provided and there is no charge for this activity. Carver Recreation Center, Jefferson School City Center.  5-8pm Fridays; 1-6pm Sunday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
Third Fridays
SQUARE AND CONTRA DANCING AT THE FRONT PORCH
The Front Porch / C-ville Hoedown.
Come for square and contra dancing with caller and local favorite Brian Hamshar, who will have beginners dancing in no time. No need to bring a partner. Wheelhouse plays lively celtic-inspired music served up by accordion, piano, flutes and pipes. Everyone is welcome. The Front Porch.  7:30pm beginner's workshop, 8-10pm dance.  $10 adults, $5 students, 12 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 806-7062. 
 
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March 31, Sunday
MARKET AT GRELEN 5K & 10K
Market at Grelen.
After the race, your entrance fee also includes one free draft beer, cider or wine at The Market at Grelen cafe. Proceeds benefit the Orange Downtown Alliance. Walkers, strollers and leashed pets are welcome. Market at Grelen, Somerset.  11am-1:30pm, 10:15am registration. 
 
April 6, Saturday
BE BOLD 4 MILER
Corkscrew Racing & Bold Rock.
Panoramic mountain views, a performance gender-specific shirt, commemorative tasting glass and a post-race party with cider samplings from Bold Rock’s refreshing, locally sourced apples. There will be live music, a post-race awards ceremony and food for purchase from a local food truck. Inclement weather pushes the race to April 8. Bold Rock Nellysford Cider Barn, Nellysford.  9am.  $30-45.  Email: info@corkscrewracing.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1030. 
 
April 6, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MARATHON/HALF MARATHON/MARATHON RELAY/8K ROAD RACE/KIDS' MILE
Charlottesville Running Company.
From a marathon on one of the most scenic marathon courses in the East to a Kids' Mile, there's a race for every member of the family. Registration required. Downtown Charlottesville.  Times vary per race.  Email: francesca@badtothebone.biz. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-218-0402. 
 
April 6, Saturday
HERITAGE DAY
Graves' Mountain Lodge.
Children 12 and under have a specially designated fishing area in front of Graves' Mountain Lodge on the trout-stocked Rose River. There will be exhibits and activities for both adults and children. Craft vendors and food and drink available for purchase will be on-site. Go online to see the complete list of times of activities. Graves' Mountain Lodge.  All day.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
April 13, Saturday
EARTH DAY 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN
Rockfish River Elementary School.
The 5k run/walk, described as moderate, is open to kids ages 8 and up and the 1-mile fun run/walk is open to all ages and will take place entirely off-road to ensure safety for even the youngest children to participate. Dogs must be on a leash but are welcome as well. Post-race festivities include music and refreshments. Rockfish River Elementary School, Afton.  8:30am 5K, 9:30am family fun run.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Email: ptoeagles@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 13, Saturday
INAUGURAL JDRF COMMUNITY ONE WALK
Black Box Players.
From 11am-12:30pm there will be activities, games, entertainment, and food for the whole family to enjoy followed by a 1-mile walk around the track at AHS. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor! Albemarle High School.  11am-1:30pm.  Email: ashleyfthornton@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (434) 465-5304. 
 
April 13, Saturday
RUN FOR AUTISM 5K
Virginia Institute of Autism.
Support the Virginia Institute of Autism with a fun morning of running and walking. Families, children and adults with disabilities are welcome. Charlottesville High School.  7:30am kids race, 8am 5k.  $25-$40.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Grace Fowler.  Email: run4autism@viaschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-923-8252. 
 
April 14, Sunday
UVA MED SCHOOL 5K
Camp Holiday Trails.
Run or walk for a good cause at this benefit race for Camp Holiday Trails. Nameless Field, UVA Grounds.  8am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-3781. 
 
Thursdays
HOO-VILLE COMMUNITY FUN RUNS
Come enjoy these new, weekly fun runs across UVA grounds. Join staff, faculty, students and other community members while getting active. All levels and abilities welcome. Runs range from 2 to 5 miles. Walkers also welcome! Ragged Mountain Running shop, The Corner.  5:30-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: askhr@virginia.edu. For more info call: 982-0123. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
UVA CAVALIERS
University of Virginia.
Go Hoos!!! Youth Day games provide extra treats for the kids! Season schedule and games scores available through web link. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5631. 
 
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March 7-April 18, Thursdays
PRESCHOOL PALS
JMRL-Northside Library.
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays designed for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy independent learning. Northside Library.  10:15am & 11:15am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
January 28-March 11 & April 1-29, Mondays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
JMRL- Central Library.
Ten to 15 minutes of simple stories, rhymes, and songs chosen to enhance your wee one's language development followed by time to play and socialize. Designed for babies ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Session 1: January-March, Session 2: April. Central Library.  9:30-10am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24 & May 22, Fourth Wesnesdays
CUENTOS Y CANCIONES BILINGUAL STORYTIME
JMRL-Central Library.
Enjoy a special storytime in both English and Spanish featuring favorite stories, rhymes and songs in both languages to help you and your little one learn some basic Spanish. Central Library.  4-4:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
April 23-May 23, Tuesdays or Thursdays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
JMRL-Gordon Avenue Library.
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 23 months and caregiver. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking, and reading. Gordon Avenue Library.  9:30-10:15pm Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:15pm Thursdays.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
Third Saturdays
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: BILINGUAL STORYTIME
Barnes and Noble.
Bilingual Storytime for Children is held the third Saturday of each month. Readings will be done by Ali Sullivan of Spanish Moves! Cuentos bilingües para Niños este evento se celebra el cuarto sábado de cada. Las lecturas serán realizadas por Ali Sullivan de movimientos españoles! Ven y participa en la hora de los cuentos bilingues el tercer sábado de cada mes. Habrá cuentos, canciones y actividades. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
Final Saturdays
SATURDAY STORIES
JMRL - Central.
Stop by for a special storytime treat in the Children’s Room the last Saturday of the month. All families are welcome, including stuffed animals. Donuts with Dad will be a specialty storytime offered February 24. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151 . 
 
Saturdays
STORYTIME AT NEW DOMINION BOOKSHOP
New Dominion Bookshop.
Young children welcome to come to the mezzanine of the bookshop. A staff member will read classic, as well as new books to the group. New Dominion Bookshop.  Directions: 404 East Main St..  11am & 1pm.  $free.  Contact: Julia Kudravetz.  Email: ndb@cstone.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-2552. 
 
STORYTIME EVENTS
In addition to all of the regular Storytimes planned around town each week there are sometimes extra special events. Look to the AF Kid's Events and Activities Calendar for Storytime Events to find visits from costumed characters, theme parties, live storytimes on the radio, and more.
 
Wednesdays September-December
TODDLER TIME
JMRL - Scottsville Library.
A program for babies and toddlers emphasizing simple concepts, patterns and unconditional acceptance. This 20-minute activity includes books, songs, fingerplays and flannel board stories. Scottsville Library.  10am.  $Free.  Email: scottsville@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-3541. 
 
Wednesdays in January
WEEKLY STORYTIME
Barnes & Noble.
Enjoy this new weekly event, featuring fun stories and activities for everyone to enjoy. Barracks Shopping Center Barnes & Noble.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-6598 . 
 
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THEATRE PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Charlottesville-Albemarle is filled with talent! Your young dancer or actor is sure to find a class or group to enjoy. Look to our AF Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round to find many terrific organizations offering dance classes and theatre classes. Also, watch the Family Events and Festivals Calendar for specific performances and review the AK Guide to Family Fun Year-Round to see which groups do shows for families.
 

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